Cost of EU roaming charges falls again

Cost of EU roaming charges falls again

The cost of making phone calls in the European Union has fallen again today as new roaming rules come into force.

From today outgoing voice calls from one EU state to another can cost no more than €0.24 per minute.

This is down from €0.29 per minute over the past 12 months, with the figure set to fall again to €0.19 on July 1st 2014.

Incoming calls can now cost no more than €0.07 per minute.

A megabyte of data can now be charged at a maximum of €0.45, with the figure again falling to €0.20 from July next year.

Under the new EU rules, operators have to send users a warning when they reach 80 per cent of their data-roaming bill limit and cut off the mobile internet connection once the limit has been reached, unless the customer has indicated they want to continue data roaming that particular month.

Member States’ national telecoms regulators must ensure that mobile phone operators comply with the new rules on data roaming and the lower prices of voice calls.

Consumers can contact the national regulator in the Member State where their mobile operator is based if they have any problems or questions about the new limits.